C4D Tutorial: How to make an Ocean, Waves or Water

UPDATE: I lied! It’s available in R12 and above, not just R14. Sorry about that!

In this tutorial I’ll show you a couple ways to make ocean, water or waves in Cinema 4D including the free HOT4D plugin which is absolutely incredible! If you make anything cool with it, shoot me a link!

Get the HOT4D Plugin here: http://www.valkaari.com/?cat=40

To get the free scene file from Helge Kiehl go here: https://vimeo.com/57924940

To get the free scene file from Mostyle go here: https://vimeo.com/57351572


19 Responses
  1. Jon Bennett

    Nice overview of the plugin, definitely going to try this sometime. On a side-note, what’s going on with your desktop recording? On the playback it seemed to be buffering every 15 frames or so in areas of large detail, maybe it’s some settings you’ve changed on iShowU?

    1. Yeah, some setting must have changed on my end and I didn’t catch it. I’ll check into it for the next tutorial, sorry about the crappy quality! 🙁

  2. Max

    I have a question. How does one link an object to flow with waves. I have checked that project file from the third video, i cant figure it out since Im new to C4D. Is there a specific setting or you need to link something to something? Thanks in advance.

  3. Jonny

    Hello Thepixellab.net

    Tried to Install Hot4D, but it does not come up. There is an error message saying that the file can not be installed. I use C4D R14 Studio on a PC. Can anyone help me?


  4. Tom Daigon

    Joren, I have had this working fine in R14. But I installed in the exact same manner in R15 and it does not seem to be working. I load the plugin but there is only an axis evident on the screen. No mesh is there.

  5. Sabeeh Murtaza Mirza

    Thankx for the tutorail..but my cinema 4d r13 dont show hot4d plugin..i extracked it and copied its file to plugin folder..its not working..Plz help

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